Maria Murriel http://blog.wlrn.org en Attorney General Files Notice Of Appeal In Monroe County Gay Marriage Approval http://blog.wlrn.org/post/attorney-general-files-notice-appeal-monroe-county-gay-marriage-approval <p><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.31999969482422px;">Monroe Circuit Judge Luis Garcia declared Florida's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional Thursday afternoon. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:22:18 +0000 Nancy Klingener & Maria Murriel 35720 at http://blog.wlrn.org Attorney General Files Notice Of Appeal In Monroe County Gay Marriage Approval Listen: 5 Things Wrong With South Florida Bus Stops http://blog.wlrn.org/post/listen-5-things-wrong-south-florida-bus-stops <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For our What's the Story? project,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrnwhatsthestory.tumblr.com/post/87941066412/you-voted-and-by-an-overwhelming-majority-the" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a listener asked us</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">:</span></p><blockquote><p>Why doesn't every bus stop have a shelter?</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:56:40 +0000 Maria Murriel & Elaine Chen 34540 at http://blog.wlrn.org Listen: 5 Things Wrong With South Florida Bus Stops When The Heat Fall... On Photographers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/when-heat-fall-photographers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Heat fell to the San Antonio Spurs in this 2014 NBA Finals, after winning only one game in the seven-game series.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite the definitive loss, one group may be relieved: the </span>courtside<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> photographers who won't have to feel the weight of falling players for a while.</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:13:30 +0000 Maria Murriel 33875 at http://blog.wlrn.org When The Heat Fall... On Photographers Inside Wynwood's New, Private(ish) Nightclub, House http://blog.wlrn.org/post/inside-wynwoods-new-privateish-nightclub-house <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mark Lowe says he has designed more than a dozen nightclubs, but none quite like his newest one. House, in what he calls the "</span>SoWyn<span style="line-height: 1.5;">" area of Miami's&nbsp;</span>Wynwood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> neighborhood, is like a large-scale, walkthrough art exhibition with a touch of </span>raunch<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:35:45 +0000 Maria Murriel 33810 at http://blog.wlrn.org Inside Wynwood's New, Private(ish) Nightclub, House Why Are Craft-Beer Lovers So Obsessed With Their Brew? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-are-craft-beer-lovers-so-obsessed-their-brew <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I always struggle to explain how enthusiastic beer geeks are about the beers they love. Yes, it's like being passionate about any other hobby: Craft beer is a community in which beer-obsessed people, myself included, get excited to befriend others who share their favorite breweries.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But the devotion of craft-beer fans still always surprises me.</span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:28:34 +0000 Maria Murriel 33379 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Are Craft-Beer Lovers So Obsessed With Their Brew? Despite White House Warnings, Florida Legislators Skeptical About Climate Change http://blog.wlrn.org/post/despite-white-house-warnings-florida-legislators-skeptical-about-climate-change <p>The White House is painting a dire picture for every region in the nation, especially South Florida, if action isn't taken to combat climate change. Some states' Republican lawmakers still are not buying it.</p><p>Things won't be pretty in South Florida if the latest White House climate assessment is right. You can expect intensified storms and a sea that will keep steadily encroaching on your way of life slowly nipping away at that shore your toes used to trust.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 00:05:00 +0000 Maria Murriel 32717 at http://blog.wlrn.org Despite White House Warnings, Florida Legislators Skeptical About Climate Change Miami Brewers Form Alliance To "Protect The Industry" http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-brewers-form-alliance-protect-industry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami's beer makers have officially unionized. Sort of. The owners of two Miami-Dade County breweries rallied their brewer colleagues to form the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MiamiBrewers" target="_blank">Miami Brewers Alliance</a>, a sort of advocacy and education group for local craft-beer businesses.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 01:59:46 +0000 Maria Murriel 32671 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Brewers Form Alliance To "Protect The Industry" Burgers Before Beer: 5 Questions For Funky Buddha Brewery Co-Owner http://blog.wlrn.org/post/burgers-beer-5-questions-funky-buddha-brewery-co-owner <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KC </span>Sentz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and his brother Ryan opened the Funky Buddha Brewery in June of 2013. It was the first production microbrewery in Broward County, and the best known in South Florida. The brewery added a bottling line recently, a milestone for craft breweries, and this May the Sentz brothers announced plans to expand.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before seeing success as a brewery owner and manager, KC Sentz worked in engineering. But before that, he got his paycheck from Mickey D's.</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 17:08:38 +0000 Maria Murriel & Elaine Chen 31916 at http://blog.wlrn.org Burgers Before Beer: 5 Questions For Funky Buddha Brewery Co-Owner #ThisIsWhere Poetry Contest Winners http://blog.wlrn.org/post/thisiswhere-poetry-contest-winners <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLdetTLuGoI-LAaJQyA31W8aJxYF0Ms061" width="560"></iframe></p><p>We announced our contest winners at the <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/764343620245378/" target="_blank">#ThisIsWhere finale at Miami Club Rum</a></strong> on Wednesday, April 30. This is where we share them with you.</p><p>Read the winning poems below and watch three of our winners recite their poems above. Then stick around for an extra poem about one of South Floridians' favorite experiences.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 19:18:44 +0000 Maria Murriel 31727 at http://blog.wlrn.org #ThisIsWhere Poetry Contest Winners How Florida's In-State Tuition Bill Would Change The Life Of A Homestead Student http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-floridas-state-tuition-bill-would-change-life-homestead-student <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayra Rubio was 3 months-old when she moved to Homestead with her brother and parents from Guadalajara, Mexico.</span></p><p>After she graduated from South Dade Senior High, she realized she could not afford the out-of-state tuition for public colleges and universities. Undocumented students do not get the opportunity to pay in-state tuition rates.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So instead, Mayra worked with her father in the fields and groves of South Miami-Dade County. She picked and packed avocados and mangos.</span></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 22:12:03 +0000 Maria Murriel & Jessica Meszaros 31666 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Florida's In-State Tuition Bill Would Change The Life Of A Homestead Student Listen To A Remembrance Of 'Sounds Of The Caribbean' Host Rich Davis http://blog.wlrn.org/post/listen-remembrance-sounds-caribbean-host-rich-davis <p><a href="http://wlrn.org/programs/sounds-caribbean" style="line-height: 1.5;">"Sounds of the Caribbean"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">host Rich Davis died in a private residence in&nbsp;Montego Bay, Jamaica, late Wednesday night, says</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;funeral director Dale Delapenha.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As of Friday afternoon, cause of death has not been determined and an autopsy is pending for next week. Family members confirm Davis had a history of hypertension.</span></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:49:51 +0000 Maria Murriel, Kenny Malone & Paul Leary 31281 at http://blog.wlrn.org Listen To A Remembrance Of 'Sounds Of The Caribbean' Host Rich Davis PHOTOS: Fort Lauderdale Knows South Florida Trivia http://blog.wlrn.org/post/photos-fort-lauderdale-knows-south-florida-trivia <p>To launch our new investigative blog, <strong><a href="http://wlrnwhatsthestory.tumblr.com" target="_blank">What's the Story?</a></strong>, the WLRN-Miami Herald News team took over Fort Lauderdale's Riverside Market on Tuesday, April 22.</p><p>What's the Story is a reporting project in which we let your curiosity guide our investigations. You ask us a question, and we try to answer it. So tell us: <a href="http://wlrnwhatsthestory.tumblr.com/about" target="_blank">What have you always wondered about South Florida?</a></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:22:33 +0000 Maria Murriel 31212 at http://blog.wlrn.org PHOTOS: Fort Lauderdale Knows South Florida Trivia Should People Without Permits Be Able To Carry Guns During A Hurricane? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/should-people-without-permits-be-able-carry-guns-during-hurricane <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Hurricane season is a few months away, and that may be what was on the mind of legislators this session.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:10:26 +0000 Maria Murriel 30997 at http://blog.wlrn.org Should People Without Permits Be Able To Carry Guns During A Hurricane? Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead At 87 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/nobel-laureate-gabriel-garcia-marquez-dead-87 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The AP reports Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City Thursday, April 17.</p><p>Read the full story at <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=304191659" target="_blank">NPR.org</a>.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:39:47 +0000 Maria Murriel 30955 at http://blog.wlrn.org Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead At 87 Head To Your Local Brewery For... A Yoga Class? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/head-your-local-brewery-yoga-class <p><em>Click through the photos above.</em></p><p><em>This story originally ran on April 14, 2014.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shelah Davis is a professional yoga teacher who spends her 9-to-5 at a fitness studio in Florida City. But since the fall of 2013, she's been hauling her mats to </span>microbreweries<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;from Homestead to Oakland Park.</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:45:44 +0000 Maria Murriel 30802 at http://blog.wlrn.org Head To Your Local Brewery For... A Yoga Class?